Former New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has sparked controversy after announcing he is running for Congress.
Wherever I go, people ask: can things get better? I say from my heart: YES, but WE have to make them better. In our neighborhoods and our nation, the way to save our democracy is to be part of it. So as I declare my candidacy in #NY10 I ask you to join us: https://t.co/FaMeUQ5PES
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) May 20, 2022
Many took issue with the announcement, pointing to the former mayor’s record running the city of New York.
Go away man.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 20, 2022
— Nova (@Nova_NYJ) May 20, 2022
From the expert on making everything WORSE.
— Rob Taub (@robmtaub) May 20, 2022
Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for Congress.
This is just confirmation that his self awareness level is -10.
— Breanna Morello (@BreannaMorello) May 20, 2022
I know he needs money to run this race and probably thinks this is the way to do it, and perhaps voters of the NY10 watch Morning Joe, but announcing this on nat’l TV and not giving local media that actually covers NYC so much as a heads up is so *very* Bill de Blasio. https://t.co/L8wakhY3Op
— Sally Goldenberg (@SallyGold) May 20, 2022
Find yourself a partner who looks at you the same way Bill de Blasio looks at every office he’s eligible for.
— Scott Berlin (@Scott_Berlin) May 18, 2022
Hey, Bill De Blasio—just no.
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) May 18, 2022
Today I am forming an exploratory committee for Bill de Blasio to leave us the hell alone, who’s with me? https://t.co/9Ty9FhAgqY
— Rachel (@rachelisblue) May 18, 2022